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MEGA-MOCHI: A priest uses a forklift to transport an enormous kagami mochi decoration to be offered to a deity at Yasuzumi Shrine in Tochigi Prefecture. The three-layered mochi — the top layer was yet to be added — is about a yard high and weighs about 1,500 pounds.

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